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In this week's edition: "Study combines two minimally invasive procedures to treat atrial fibrillation," "Pie raises dough," "MGH named as ‘Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality’" and more

Stories in the 07/12/2013 Issue of Hotline

Cooley Dickinson Health Care joins the MGH

Cooley Dickinson Health Care officially became an affiliate of the MGH and Partners HealthCare on July 1.

Designated glitter

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz visits MGHfC patients after presenting the hospital with a $20,000 donation from the David Ortiz Children’s Fund.

In memoriam: John C. Dalton, MD

John C. Dalton, MD, who worked at the MGH for more than 55 years, died June 23 at the age of 86.

MGH named as ‘Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality’

The MGH is proud to be recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation in its Healthcare Equality Index 2013.

Pie raises dough

The MGH hosts its first pie-eating contest during the annual Employee Summer Picnic.

Recognizing excellence in research

Friends and colleagues gathered on June 18 to celebrate the second annual Herman K. “Chip” Gold, MD, MGH Young Investigator Award.

Residents and fellows storm the State House

Residents and fellows from pediatric residency programs throughout the state joined in an effort to advocate for children during the annual Residents and Fellows Day at the Massachusetts State House (RFDASH).

Study combines two minimally invasive procedures to treat atrial fibrillation

A new clinical trial is now underway at the MGH to investigate whether combining two catheter-based procedures will improve the long-term outcome in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder. The MGH is the first hospital in New England – and only the second in the nation – to pair renal artery sympathetic denervation with pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for patients with atrial fibrillation and hypertension.

What's Happening: July 12, 2013

What's Happening: July 12, 2013

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